Chris Hemsworth has had a distinguished acting career and is the recipient of numerous honours, but the whereabouts of one specific prize have long been a source of speculation.
As a romantic soap star on Home and Away, the 39-year-old Thor actor’s 2005 Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor vanished.
Hemsworth said on Thursday that it took the craziest voyage before ending up in the home of his friend Luke Zocchi.
It’s strange, my Logie, I had no idea where it was. The actor remarked, “It was at my friend Luke Zocchi’s place [personal trainer].
It had previously been in the toilet at my parents’ home. It was in the living room at a friend’s house when it suddenly and inexplicably reappeared.
He continued by saying that his wife, the actor Elsa Pataky, was still unsure of what the prize was and that it was now “in the toy box for the kids.”
Prior to obtaining the title of Most Popular Actor once more in 2006, Hemsworth also won the title of Most Popular New Talent Male in 2005.
He received recognition for his role as Kim Hyde in Home and Away from 2004 to 2007, which helped launch his successful Hollywood career.
Most recently, on Wednesday night in Sydney, Hemsworth received the Trailblazer Award at the 2022 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
Hemsworth smiled as he entered the theatre to accept his honour from friend and fellow performer Russell Crowe, who co-starred with him in Thor: Love and Thunder.
The president of the Academy Awards, Crowe, 58, cried with delight as he stood to the side of the stage and watched Hemsworth deliver his acceptance speech.
Prior to the presentation, Hemsworth discussed his feelings when he learned he would be receiving the Trailblazer Award in an interview with red carpet host Angela Bishop.
The Bondi hunk replied, “I got a text from Russell [Crowe] about it.” And I exclaimed, “Oh my God, that’s incredible!” I asked, “Would you please present it to me?” He replied, “Absolutely,” so I feel honoured in every way.
The Ghostbusters actor was never previously recognised by the organisation; his only nomination was for Global Star of the Decade in 2020.
The former soap opera actor said he didn’t take his start in the Australian cinema industry for granted. He joins past winners Simon Baker, Isla Fisher, and Rose Byrne.